Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

//Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Surveillance 350  wideAre you able to travel to Dallas October 6 to observe the Figueroa trial against Boston Scientific in Dallas?  Judge Molberg will preside, the same judge who recently oversaw the $73.5 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Martha Salazar. 

Mesh News Desk is looking for Court Watchers to continue to inform others about what is happening inside America’s courtrooms as pelvic mesh litigation continues.   A daily summary provided by you will go up on  Mesh News Desk and be credited to you by name or if not, anonymously.   Joleen Chambers just did an excellent job on the Salazar case and says,

“It was a privilege to see justice unfold. I could not be more proud of that Dallas jury. The issue was complex.” ~ Joleen Chambers, FIDA founder, Failed Implant Device Alliance*

Chambers shares her observations about the Martha Salazar v Boston Scientific Obtryx Surgical Mesh Trial on her FIDA website  here.   The 10-day trial ended September 8 with the largest jury verdict every awarded to a mesh-injured woman $73.5 million. Chambers reports that $50 million in punitive damages will likely survive an appeal.

As anyone who sits in one of these trials will tell you – there is nothing quite like being in one of these courtrooms to observe how litigation is conducted by both parties!

*Thank you Joleen Chambers for being there! 

For those of you who have an interest the Figueroa Documents filed in the case can be obtained through the Dallas Court 95th District in Texas here.  The case number is DC-13-03145.  Originally filed against the doctor, you will want to start with the Amended Complaint that also names the manufacturer. Please be mindful if you share information or even report on the Figueroa case that not all women want their pelvic history made public.

The same team that conducted the Salazar  case will represent Mrs. Figueroa.

 Figueroa in Dallas October 6, Civil District Case Information. The case number is DC-13-03145

Figueroa v. Boston Scientific, Request for Expedited Hearing , September 10, 2014, this shows you the participants in this trial


Meanwhile your editor is seeking support for expenses that will allow me to travel to Miami, November 3, to report on the four upcoming Boston Scientific cases before Judge Joseph Goodwin. The  multidistrict litigation will be moving south for this trial as Judge Goodwin sits in another judge’s court for the proceedings.  As of today there are 14,074 defective product cases pending against Boston Scientific in federal court!

Exclusive reports for your website, blogs from the courtroom, support or advertising on Mesh News Desk are all available and welcome!

Your support allows Mesh News Desk (Mesh Medical Device News Desk, Mesh Device News)  to continue its reports in the public interest. Thank you! 

By | 2014-09-19T15:02:22+00:00 September 19th, 2014|News|13 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. msm September 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I wish I could travel. Headway is being made and the reporting of the other proceedings have proven to educate more than just the injured. In addition to Scotland’s ban on mesh pending further investigation, the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods has cancelled Endo’s urogynaecological surgical mesh (Prosthesis, internal, bladder, urinary, mesh) registration. Once cancelled, the goods can no longer be imported, manufactured or exported from Australia. A small victory, but a victory.

  2. Kitty September 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I would love to be there——-but I am unable to do so at this time. How is Estelle doing? I feel bad that she was judged so harshly. She is young and strong—-and it took guts to go to the court house.

    • Summer September 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm - Reply

      Why was Estelle Judged? That makes no sense to me.

      • Kitty September 19, 2014 at 11:03 pm - Reply

        re: Estelle—–read on previous blog from Courtney

        • PLC September 20, 2014 at 7:17 am - Reply

          Where is this blog at. Re: Estelle.

          I couldnt find the previous blog remark

          • Kitty September 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm

            PLC—you were apparently NOT following the Huskey trial. Estelle came in to give Jo emotional support—-it was a comment that was made about her. If I have the time I will give you details——But WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

  3. Kitty September 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    It was August 25——–beginning of Jo’s trial there is a comment and then several comments on other dates. I don’t have time to give logistics. Someone questioned her ability to be up and about so soon. As I mentioned—-she is young— Older women may not have been able to do this.

    • Jane Akre September 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      Kitty- She was not really up.. She rallied in the morning, we took a shuttle to the court, then at the afternoon break she went back to the hotel to rest. She was not really able to do much more than that. I should know, I was there.

  4. Linda Ammons September 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Not sure how some of these cases are getting into court so quickly. Some were not even implanted until 2010 or 11. How do they make that determination? I have no idea which is why I am asking. I was implanted in 2006. I am by no means undermining anyone’s pain or torture that they have been through. I just don’t understand.

  5. Karen September 24, 2014 at 5:03 am - Reply

    Hi Linda , yes these women just file their cases in February 2014 and already going to court and winning huge awards . I asked that same question and the answer I got was. So far those women attorneys have guts. They took the doctors that did the implants to court and the doctor had to bring the corporations that made and sold the products , Like a package deal, Some attorneys are claiming that there lawfirm where after the corporation only . So now we see that this MDL was not a good idea, not sure who came up with that plan. What I was told there wasn’t enough judges and attorneys to handle these cases, now it’s beginning to get out of control, I guess the doctor wasn’t worth enough for a attorney to make money off of . Little did they know or did their homework as attorneys should, before filing a case , to make sure there’s no other way to get the case heard in court . I know in Texas there’s a cap 250,000 per doctor 250,000 per hospital ,so to attorneys in Texas that only 200,000 per case that’s better then this stupid plan we have now , we hope to clear 3 million take home in our pockets because attorneys are only out for their pockets. Look at that company settlement was 42,000 dollars , and a bunch of appeals , this didn’t work out, But now almost 100,000 Cases are sitting and here is how it plays out. Judge Goodwin in West Virginia is crying because he never thought this was going to grown so Big , the other statement he made was that some cases could go back to there own states because he never worked so hard as a judge, and he wanted the corporation to settle ,and the corporation are only looking for women with past history problems and very old women so that they would just died off , because a case can appealed for 10 years . The punitive damages have to be unanimous no question ask like the lady in Dallas 50 million , if everything works out she Could get 30 million. But each state is different . I made that statement months ago we all should be getting 30 million per case,we talking about corporation that pay their attorneys 1 million dollar a day to keep these cases going ,they rather go broke then agree to making a mistake .Because the FDA will not never recall vaginal mesh because they were payed millions to allow this product to hurt us. God Help Us!!!

  6. Kitty September 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Truth is hard to swallow

  7. Jane R. September 25, 2014 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    The FDA just cracked down on companies selling essential oils. Saying that the companies are mislabeling the oil bottles. Can you believe it. The FDA will go after these companies because the companies do say the oils can treat the flu, etc. About the worse you could do with these oils is drink a quart and maybe get a belly ache.

    Are they kidding. But let’s continue to put defective products inside a human’s body.

    • msm September 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      I guess the essential oils companies don’t have the $$$ to grease the right palms.

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